Williamston Town Council approves property purchase, zoning request

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During their meeting Monday, Williamston Town Council heard reports from Police Chief Tony Taylor, Envision Williamston Director Tony Brown and Codes Enforcement officer Debbie Chapman.
Taylor reported the department had 1034 calls for service and 539 911 calls.
Brown stated that he is developing strategic partnerships for Envision Williamston with Anderson University, Clemson University and Lander University. He said the organization will have several new board members this year and that he is looking into USDA grants and corporate sponsorships.
Codes Enforcement officer Debbie Chapman gave a brief codes report for December.
Chapman also presented plaques to award winners for Deck the Halls and Christmas Park displays. (See separate story).
During the brief business portion of the meeting, Council unanimously approved second reading on an ordinance to purchase property on Mill Street and on an ordinance to amend the zoning map for property at 602 Greenville Drive. The property on Mill Street is being purchased from Charles Allen Brooks for $10,000 in the public interest of the town. The Greenville Drive property is being rezoned to allow original use of the property as a car lot.